Saturday, November 12, 2016

Gradara's Castle 4

Tonight I completed another ink pen drawing of the wonderful castle of Gradara, made on the back face of a frozen pizza package.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Two Choices

One scene comic strip completed tonight.

Wayfarer, you have two choices: if you choose the right side of this path you'll be rich and famous whilst the left side will bring you to a chocolate cake. Which one do you choose?

Mmm, I'll turn left Ma'am thanks. Have a nice day.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Snowy

A random grey and black ink sketch I drew tonight to spend sometime.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dunguaire Castle 3

Today I share my latest watercolor painting which is also the third painting of the same picture I shot while traveling along the wild atlantic way in Ireland few years ago. This castle impressed me much so that every now and then I try a different artistic approach. This time it's a watercolor painting on a dark cloudy day. On the dark side of the castle a light comes from the window.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Neuschwanstein Castle 2

Tonight I was sleepless ( just for a change) and made a red ball pen drawing of the beautiful castle I'd been few years ago.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Little Prince

Tonight I thought on the idea born while reading Antoine de Saint Exupery's wonderful touching  story: if I was to make a cover picture of the book what would I draw?
So I made a quick sepia ink pen sketch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mr. Terence

Tonight I made a portrait of Terence Hill from the beginning of the pretty popular movie "they called him Trinity" (once in Germany I noticed on a poster it is translated as "they called him Alleluia").
I drew the portrait using 4 oil based color pencils on the inner face of a frozen pizza package whose color is just what I needed. If the drawing is good the credit goes to the color and quality of the paper which is quite good even if it's only just a package.
I have been thinking on drawing this picture for a long time but somewhat got a little scared from the lack of details of the only poor quality picture I could find.
I'm just a bit happy to notice that I can still make portraits even though it is a long time since my last.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Evil Street Sign

I noticed this beautiful lamp post while traveling along the Romantische Strasse and took some pictures. Well there weren't any fishes swimming in the tao pose inside, by the way.
Just few changes to better fit the page and a squiggle here and there.
In the end I just painted it with my watercolor pencils set. I decide for not using felt tip pens.
About the wrong composition which develops only to the left leaving the eye a feeling of strangeness and incompleteness it is somehow lessened by the stains in the orange paint of the wall and the brighter spot on it.
This painting joins those two others I painted months ago: the evil doorkeeper and the evil lamp post. Lots of evil things in this world!(just joking).

I had a lot of fun while working on it.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Squiggling

Tonight I painted few squiggles, just the first layers of watercolor pencils paint though. As the painting grows on I noticed that the composition is quite wrong because it is not well balanced. In fact it develops only to the left side. I have to balance it a bit so I'm going to add something on the right upper corner maybe a damage or a crust on the wall or a moth or a small dragon. I need to think about it.